Smash hit: Andrus wows after 'Baby Shark' intro

Elvis Andrus started his 11th season for the Texas Rangers with a catchy new walk-up song -- followed by three hits, including a home run, in his first three at-bats of the season.

"Baby shark, doo doo doo doo doo doo,'' reverberated through the ballpark when Andrus, the 30-year-old shortstop who is the team's longest-tenured player, walked to the plate against the Chicago Cubs on Thursday.

He lined a single to left-center field in the first inning, launched a 398-foot home run to right-center field in the third and lined a single to left in the sixth. He grounded out to short in his final at-bat in the ninth inning to finish 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored. The Cubs won 12-4.

Andrus said "Baby Shark,'' a ubiquitous, infectious kids song about a family of dancing sharks, is a favorite of his 20-month-old son, Elvis Jr.

"If you don't like it, you better get used to it. It's not going away,'' Andrus said earlier this week. "Hopefully 'Baby Shark' can hit well. ... At least get me one hit a day. It's going to stay."

The Associated Press contributed to this report.